Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Psychological Science

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Kickstart your career in business by developing in-depth knowledge of human behaviour. Digital disruption has changed how businesses meet the needs and desires of their customers. An understanding of human behaviour and its role in modern marketing is becoming increasingly valued by employers. La Trobe's Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Psychological Science has been designed to meet that industry need. This four-year degree gives you a foundation in business and psychology, plus the skills to apply this knowledge in a variety of roles and industries. Core business subjects in accounting, finance, economics, marketing and management teach you the building blocks of any successful venture. Gain an understanding of psychological science with core subjects in cognitive, developmental, social, abnormal, clinical and health psychology. Our cross-disciplinary program means graduates can pursue a career in a variety of industries like marketing, human resources, psychology, public relations or the not-for-profit sector. You'll learn: History, philosophy and methodology of psychological science Discover the theories, research and data collection that made psychology what is it is today and how they're applied to modern-day experiments. Basics of business law and ethics Learn the core principles of contract and consumer protection law, negligence and property law, plus the ethical standards that dictate how you do business. Fundamentals of entrepreneurship, leadership and management Develop key communication and presentation skills needed to engage with stakeholders. You'll learn what drives buyer behaviour, how to use targeting and positioning and maximise profits. Abnormal, clinical and health psychology Gain an understanding of the symptoms and characteristics of the most common psychiatric conditions and the treatment options that can help. The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Standard entry requirements

  • Prerequisite: VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
  • La Trobe will consider STAT Multiple Choice results for applicants where: the course has an English prerequisite equivalent to VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of 20 in English other than EAL, and/or Units 3 and 4: a study score of 20 in Further Mathematics, and, the course requirements through Work Recognition are not met, or Year 12 or equivalent has not been successfully completed.
  • Applicants seeking consideration via Work Recognition must complete all requirements listed on the La Trobe University Work Recognition webpage and submit a Personal Statement, including relevant work experience and reasons for applying for this course.

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